Tucked away on the top floor of the Tomtom Suites hotel, the restaurant Nicole has sealed its place as one of the city’s classiest affairs. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views over the Beyoglu and Karakoy neighbourhoods below, while chef Aylin Yazicioglu’s tasting menu uses refined French techniques to conjure highlights such as lamb künufe (cheese dessert) and the best mille feuille this side of Paris.
A daily-changing menu from Turkish-Scandinavian chef Mehmet Gürs
Traditional dining in the trendy Karakoy neighbourhood
Refined Turkish food in a welcoming setting
Seaside setting with traditional Bophorous fish dishes and mezzes